Winter 2017 Comparative Physiology Seminar Series
The Seminar Series in Comparative Physiology presents current research on fundamental and applied aspects of animal physiology. Our weekly seminars feature one or two speakers who are primarily graduate students in the Department of Integrative Biology or visiting early-career scientists from a local university.
We meet Wednesdays in SSC 1504 from 3:30-4:30 pm. All are welcome.
February 22 - Giulia Rossi
Trade-offs in a high CO2 habitat on a subsea volcano: condition and reproductive features of a bathymodioline mussel
March 1 - two speakers
Michael Lim: Environmental stressor effects on the embryogenesis of lake and round whitefish
Reynald Tremblay: Growing the dead: A novel approach to viability assessment finds life without vitality
March 8 - Erin Leonard
Oxygen sensing from mammals to amphibians
March 15 - two speakers
Sarah Boggett: the role of body structure in the Pacific hagfish (Eptatretus stoutii) defence system. How hagfish survive the attacks of predators.
Sarah Donato: A spatiotemporal characterization of neural stem/progenitor cells in the body spinal cord of the leopard gecko
March 22 - Oana Birceanu
Influence of water quality on the sensitivity of sturgeon to lampricides: testing physiological endpoints & treatment alternatives
March 29 - two speakers
Liz Johnston: Rainbow trout cardiac fibroblasts differentiate into myofibroblasts in response to tTGFbeta1 treatment
Lauren Gattrell: How do hagfish hearts cope with chronic anoxia?
April 5 - two speakers
Mark Bernards: How zebrafish cope with chronic stress: the mystery of the missing cortisol
Andy Turko: Fish ballistics in Belize: Life-history trade-offs and athletic performance in wild mangrove rivulus
April 12 - Nick Schuh
Bacterial diversity in a sea urchin larval model of immunity